REVELATION 16:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.”

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Revelation 16:4 Translation & Meaning

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And Καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
third τρίτος Third; neuter (as noun) a third part, or (as adverb) a (or the) third time, thirdly third
angel ἄγγελος (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor angel
poured out ἐξέχεεν To pour forth; figuratively, to bestow poured out
his αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons his
vial φιάλην A broad shallow cup ("phial") vial
upon εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases upon
the τοὺς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
rivers ποταμοὺς A current, brook or freshet (as drinkable), i.e., running water rivers
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
fountains πηγὰς A fount (literally or figuratively), i.e., source or supply (of water, blood, enjoyment) (not necessarily the original spring) fountains
of ὑδάτων Water (as if rainy) literally or figuratively of
waters; ὑδάτων Water (as if rainy) literally or figuratively waters
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they became ἐγένετο To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) became
blood. αἷμα Blood, literally (of men or animals), figuratively (the juice of grapes) or specially (the atoning blood of Christ); by implication, bloodshed, also kindred blood

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  • 2  And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

  • 3  And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

  • 4  And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

  • 5  And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.

  • 6  For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.




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